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  • Alan Rawn Vice President &
    Sales Representative
  • Andrew Boutilier Sales Representative &
    Associate
  • Ashley Colosimo Ashley Colosimo Executive Assistant
  • Astrid Jull Office Administrator
  • Brandon Brandon Gorman Vice President &
    Sales Representative

Alan Rawn

Vice President & Sales Representative vCard

Alan specializes in office leasing and investment sales. He represents Toronto’s high-profile urban locations across the financial core, midtown, and periphery markets. Alan delivers innovative and creative real estate solutions for both landlords and tenants. Alan’s team manages more than 1,500,000 square feet of urban leasing, including several of Toronto’s most unique landmark assets. Alan has supported the acquisition, leasing, repositioning, and disposition of assets for landlords such as Hullmark Developments, Downing Street Partners and Allied Properties REIT. Alan also continues to build a successful tenant representation business in the peripheral brick and beam markets and financial core.

Tel: (416) 205-9222 ext. 248 | Direct: (416) 947-7096

Andrew Boutilier

Sales Representative & Associate vCard

Andrew is part of the leasing and specialized investment sales team, centered in Toronto’s downtown core and periphery markets. By keeping a finger on the pulse of marketing, property values and legislation, Andrew is well-suited to advise the rest of the team on trends affecting the industry and marketplace, helping them continue to provide the high caliber of service Ashlar clients have come to expect. Andrew’s unwavering commitment to excellence and attention to detail guarantee seamless closing activities, ensuring necessary paperwork is completed accurately and on time. With a sales background, and experience in project management and professional staffing, Andrew understands the importance of gaining a deep understanding of internal and external factors affecting businesses and how real estate plays a role in companies reaching their short and long-term goals. His past experience includes roles at Baker Real Estate Inc., and Robert Half. Andrew holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing and Consumer Studies from the University of Guelph.

Tel: (416) 205-9222 ext. 228 | Direct: (416) 947-7077

Ashley Colosimo

Executive Assistant vCard

Ashley joined the Ashlar Urban team in 2014 as the Office Administrator, providing front-line client service. She is now the Executive Assistant to Managing Partner & Broker, Jeff Thomas and also providing administrative support for the Ashlar Investment Team. Prior to Ashlar, Ashley worked in corporate event planning where she acquired excellent coordination skills and the ability to work in a fast paced environment under pressure. Ashley attended Brock University and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Geography

Tel: (416) 205-9222 ext. 224 | Direct: (416) 205-9222

Astrid Jull

Office Administrator vCard

Astrid joined Ashlar Urban team in 2016 as the Office Administrator, maintaining exceptional customer service and client support . Previous to Ashlar, Astrid worked at Ruby and Shiller Law Firm as Office Administration where she gained notable organizational skills and the ability to communicate confidently at all levels. Astrid attended University of Guelph and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Sociology.

Tel: 416 205 9222 ext 224 | Direct Line: 416 205 9222

Brandon Gorman

Vice President & Sales Representative vCard

Brandon has ten years of experience in the leasing and merchandising of mixed-use developments, outdoor retail centres, and high-street retail. As co-lead of Ashlar’s Urban Retail Group, Brandon provides institutional-level asset management knowledge and substantial transactional experience. Brandon has acted on behalf of Canada’s leading property owners and developers including KingSett Capital, H&R REIT, Hines, Allied Properties REIT, Crown Property Management, CREIT, The Hudson’s Bay Company, Hullmark, Urban Capital, Lifetime Developments, CentreCourt Developments, Streetcar Developments, Freed Developments, Lamb Development Corp., and The Pearl Group. Brandon has also represented regional and national Tenants such as Bell Canada, Luxottica Group, Dulux Paints, Pet Valu, Tim Hortons, Habitat for Humanity, H&R Block, easyfinancial services and Shell Canada. Brandon is a graduate of St. Francis Xavier’s Gerald Schwartz School of Business and Information Systems, and is an active member of TREB, OREA, RECO, and ICSC.

Tel: (416) 205-9222 ext. 239 | Direct: (416) 947-7087
  • Brent Jorgens Sales Representative
  • Brianna Logozzo Marketing Coordinator &
    Designer
  • Carmen Siegel Sales Representative &
    Associate
  • Clarke Struthers Clarke Struthers Vice President &
    Sales Representative
  • Craig Smith President &
    Broker of Record

Brent Jorgens

Sales Representative

Brent specializes in investment sales and tenant representation, focusing on unique character buildings within Toronto’s urban core.  He offers a strong track record of adding value to the real estate requirements of creative sector organizations such as Vice Media, Tricon Films & Television, and Tong Tong +. Brent advises vendors and purchasers ranging from individual entrepreneurs to institutional firms such as Allied Properties REIT and Hullmark Developments.  Brent is passionate about urban renewal and revitalization and has completed investment transactions with a cumulative market value in excess of $45,000,000.  Brent completed his undergraduate degree at Dalhousie University and attended the University of Toronto’s Master of Architecture program prior to joining the Ashlar team.

Tel: (416) 205-9222 ext. 249 | Direct: (416) 947-7073

Brianna Logozzo

Marketing Coordinator & Designer vCard

Brianna’s creativity and eye for design make her a great fit as Ashlar’s Marketing Coordinator and Designer. Working alongside Evelyn Cheung, she is responsible for marketing campaign developments, website content updates and creation of print and web media. Prior to Ashlar, Brianna was a freelance photographer, graphic designer and creative director. Her experience has given her a great eye for creative marketing and unique ideas for future campaigns. Brianna has an Honours Bachelor of Applied Arts in Media Studies from the University of Guelph and a Diploma in Media Communications from Humber College.

Tel: (416) 205-9222 ext. 256 | Direct: (416) 306-6448

Carmen Siegel

Sales Representative & Associate vCard

Carmen works alongside Graham Smith, Brandon Gorman and Jonathan Dixon on the retail team. Since joining Ashlar in May 2016, Carmen’s primary focus has been on leasing and sales of retail assets in Toronto’s downtown core and periphery markets. As a recent graduate, Carmen brings a fresh perspective to the team and assists in building a strong database for the retail portfolio. Prior to Ashlar, Carmen worked on the Retail team at Altus Group specializing in property valuation. Carmen holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Guelph, with a major in Real Estate and Housing.

Tel: (416) 205-9222 ext. 230 | Direct: (416) 947-7079

Clarke Struthers

Vice President & Sales Representative vCard

Clarke has been working in Toronto’s commercial real estate marketplace since 2006. Having successfully represented organizations ranging from the provincial government to Toronto based businesses, Clarke has demonstrated his ability to recognize each clients specific needs throughout the leasing process. Clarke is actively working with landlords and tenants focusing on office lease renewals, renegotiations, expansions, dispositions and relocations within Toronto’s financial core and periphery markets. Clarke has assisted organizations such as; Davpart Inc., Transmetro Limited, The Working Group, League Investment Services Inc., Trez Capital, University of Toronto, Acuity Ads, Milkin Holdings Limited, GWP Brand Engineering, Crowd Science. Clarke holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree with a major in finance from Dalhousie University and is currently working towards his Certified Commercial Investment Membership (CCIM) designation. He is also a member of the Toronto Real Estate Board, and the Real Estate Council of Ontario.

Tel: (416) 205-9222 ext. 254 | Direct: (416) 848-7724

Craig Smith

President & Broker of Record vCard

With more than 25 years of experience in commercial real estate, Craig Smith is the leading industry expert in historic and character building space and specializes in investment sales and office leasing in Toronto’s core and periphery areas. He has earned the reputation as an innovative broker with an entrepreneurial perspective, with clients that include Canada’s leading entrepreneurs and corporations. Aside from being the President of NAIOP, Canada’s largest real estate Industry Association, he is the 2nd Vice President and on the board of the National Club, as well as the president elect for 2017. He was previously the general manager of the Knowlton Realty and Torode Realty organizations, and his family holding company “Smycorp Investments Inc.” has been very active in over a dozen JV partnerships with many leaders across Canada’s real estate community. He is also the Founder, President, and Broker of Record of Ashlar Urban Realty Inc., a full service Toronto-based commercial real estate firm that focuses on asset sales of land and buildings as well as office and retail leasings in Toronto.

Tel: (416) 205-9222 ext. 226 | Direct: (416) 947-7075
  • Evelyn Cheung Sr. Marketing Coordinator and Designer
  • Fraser Mckay Partner &
    Sales Representative
  • Gayle Thomson Gayle Thomson Transaction Manager
  • Graham Smith Vice President &
    Sales Representative
  • Hilary Meanchoff Sales Representative

Evelyn Cheung

Sr. Marketing Coordinator and Designer vCard

Evelyn brings strong marketing knowledge, digital media skills, and a sharp eye for design and detail as Ashlar’s Sr. Marketing Coordinator and Designer. She is responsible for the creation of print and digital media, website and social media content maintenance, and execution of marketing campaigns. Combined with her continuous strive for improvement, Evelyn not only produces high-end marketing collateral and designs for Ashlar, she also drives the constant development of its brand image. Evelyn graduated from the University of Western Ontario and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Management and Organizational Studies with a Specialization in Finance and Administration. She also holds a Certificate in Digital Media Skills from the Ontario College of Art and Design University.  

Tel: (416) 205-9222 ext. 242 | Direct: (416) 947-7085

Fraser Mckay

Partner & Sales Representative vCard

Fraser is a Partner at Ashlar Urban Realty with a focus in the office leasing and mid-market investment sales arenas in urban Toronto. Leveraging his extensive local market knowledge, precise service delivery, and value-added strategy, he has negotiated over $400M in investment transactions and over 300 leasing transactions on behalf of his exclusive clients to date. Fraser has established an extensive track record trading infill development sites, acquiring new offices for user/buyers, and seeking value-add office and retail properties. On the leasing front, he is adept in office relocations, subleases, multi-office consolidations and renewals.

Tel: (416) 205-9222 ext. 240 | Direct: (416) 947-7088

Gayle Thomson

Transaction Manager vCard

Gayle Thomson brings extensive real estate administration and client portfolio coordination experience to her role at Ashlar as Transaction Manager, specializing in office and retail leasing. As an integral part of the leasing group, Gayle supports senior real estate negotiators and Ashlar’s clients with thorough real estate analysis and market data. As a results driven individual, Gayle consistently meets and exceeds team members and clients expectations.

Tel: (416) 205-9222 ext. 234 | Direct: (416) 947-7082

Graham Smith

Vice President & Sales Representative vCard

Graham specializes in investment sales and leasing for high profile retail assets across Toronto's downtown and midtown markets. With extensive retail market knowledge, he provides real estate solutions on behalf of tenants, landlords, purchasers and vendors. Graham works with developers to maximize asset values through leasing strategies and asset disposition. He also works closely with Ashlar’s office leasing division, consulting with landlords and developing repositioning strategies for assets with ground floor retail space. Graham’s transactions in the acquisition and disposition of commercial assets total more than $50,000,000. He has completed transactions for clients such as Sotheby’s International Realty Inc., The Bank of Nova Scotia, BMO, Nissan Canada Inc., Allied Properties REIT, Dundee Realty Management Corp, Freed Developments Ltd, Harhay Management Construction Ltd., Lamb Development Corp, Streetcar Developments, KingSett Capital, Rose and Thistle Group, Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada, as well as numerous user groups. Graham graduated from the University of Concordia.

Tel: (416) 205-9222 ext. 225 | Direct: (416) 947-7074

Hilary Meanchoff

Sales Representative vCard

Hilary works alongside Managing Partner and Broker Jeff Thomas. Hilary’s predominant focus has been investment sales of office, retail, and residential land within Toronto’s downtown core and periphery markets. Since joining Ashlar in February 2015, Hilary has worked on completed transactions of $250M in value. She previously worked with commercial  leasing and investment teams in London, England and brings her research and business development experience, and international real estate knowledge to Ashlar.

Tel: (416) 205-9222 ext. 258 | Direct: (416) 947-7085
  • Jane McGhee Controller
  • Jeff Chelin Sales Representative
  • Jeff Thomas Managing Partner &
    Broker
  • Joel Goulding Sales Representative
  • John Gordon Vice President &
    Sales Representative

Jane McGhee

Controller vCard

Jane McGhee brings to Ashlar Urban Realty many years of experience as a financial consultant including 12 years as a financial manager in the yacht industry. She is also currently licensed as a sales representative which enables her to blend both sides of the field to understand and deal with the complexities of the commercial real estate industry's financial aspects. As a team member her highly organized skills, attention to details, deadlines, and problem solving are welcome.

Tel: (416) 205-9222 ext. 223 | Direct: (416) 947-7072

Jeff Chelin

Sales Representative vCard

Jeff specializes in investment and development sales, and is part of Ashlar’s Multi-Res Services Group. An accomplished financial professional and business leader, his expertise include debt and equity markets, as well as mergers and acquisitions. Clients benefit from Jeff’s in-depth business understanding and solid experience in complex negotiation. Jeff’s background and knowledge span more than 20 years as CFO and director of publicly traded companies in public accounting and private industry. Jeff’s clients include Q Residential, Daniel Drimmer, Rosen Corporation, Humberview Partners, Marchellios Market and Foster KIA. Jeff holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Economics from York University. He also earned an Honours Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting from the University of Windsor.

Tel: (416) 205-9222 ext. 231 | Direct: (416) 947-7080

Jeff Thomas

Managing Partner & Broker vCard

Jeff Thomas is the Managing Partner of Ashlar Urban Realty Inc. and is the group lead of the Investment Sales practice.  Acting on behalf of his exclusive clients, Jeff has negotiated over 600 commercial real estate transactions to date amounting to approximately $1B in value.  Ashlar Urban is Toronto’s leading commercial real estate firm focusing on urban commercial real estate assets with market-leading businesses in office and retail leasing, as well as the acquisition and financing of urban development, urban retail, and office assets. Ashlar prides itself on institutional-level service delivery on urban assets under $100M, and serving a select group of high-net-worth, developer, and institutional clients. Jeff is a board member of Toronto NAIOP and is a graduate of the Richard Ivey School of Business.

Tel: (416) 205-9222 ext. 221 | Direct: (416) 947-7070

Joel Goulding

Sales Representative vCard

Joel focuses primarily on investment sales and office leasing on behalf of both Landlord’s and Tenants in Toronto’s downtown core and periphery markets. He works alongside Clarke Struthers in managing the leasing of a portfolio of assets on behalf of reputable Landlords such as Davpart Inc., Milkin Holdings and Transmetro Limited. He is a member of Toronto’s chapter of NAIOP as a Developing Leader. Joel is fluently bilingual in French and English and holds a B.A. from Huron College at the University of Western Ontario where he was also a member of the Men’s Varsity Squash team.

Tel: (416) 205-9222 ext. 251|Direct: (416) 947-7091

John Gordon

Vice President & Sales Representative vCard

John graduated as a Chartered Surveyor in 1973. Following four years of experience with Shepherds in Dundee and Aberdeen, Scotland. He emigrated to Canada in early 1977 to join Knowlton Realty in its Calgary office. Since then John has devoted his career to creative client driven solutions specializing in property investment and gained one of the broadest experiences in the industry. In addition to Scotland and Calgary, John spent the 1980’s in Toronto, 1990’s in Los Angeles and returned to Toronto in 2001.

Tel: (416) 205-9222 ext 255 | Direct: (416) 848-7722
  • Jonathan Dixon Sales Representative &
    Associate
  • Liam Sauro Sales Representative
  • Michael Scace Partner &
    Sales Representative
  • Paul Campbell Sales Representative
  • Paul Smith Paul Smith Senior Vice President

Jonathan Dixon

Sales Representative & Associate vCard

Jonathan works alongside Sales Representative Brandon Gorman and Vice President Graham Smith. Since joining Ashlar in 2015 Jonathan’s focus has been on sales and leasing for retail assets in Toronto’s downtown and mid-town markets. Prior to joining Ashlar, Jonathan worked in the consumer goods industry providing innovative solutions and client support to a variety of major retailers in the Canadian marketplace. Jonathan attended the University of Glasgow and Queens University.

Tel: (416) 205-9222 ext. 256 | Direct: (416) 366-7741

Liam Sauro

Sales Representative vCard

Liam works primarily in leasing and investment sales since joining Ashlar in May of 2014.  Liam’s specific areas of focus include investment sales and leasing of character brick/beam office and retail space in the Midtown, Downtown East and Downtown West markets. With extensive market knowledge, swift execution and diligence, Liam works alongside Fraser to consistently outperform client expectations and develop lasting relationships in the industry. Since May of 2014 Liam has completed over $40M in investment sales transactions and over 120,000 SF in office leasing transactions.

Tel: (416) 205-9222 ext. 252 | Direct: (416) 947-7084

Michael Scace

Partner & Sales Representative vCard

Michael’s primary focus is Toronto’s financial core and periphery markets where he is active in investments, office and retail leasing. Since his inception at Ashlar in 2006, he has completed over 600 transactions on behalf of tenants, landlords, purchasers and vendors. Michael is actively listed on more than 30 assets across Toronto’s downtown market. Michael holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Waterloo.

Tel: (416) 205-9222 ext. 222 | Direct: (416) 947-7071

Paul Campbell

Sales Representative vCard

Paul is a member of Ashlar’s Multi-Res Services Group, with a focus on commercial features of residential portfolios. He helps maximize asset values by repositioning the commercial components of clients’ portfolios. Paul also works on the acquisition and disposition of multi-family assets. With five years of experience in Toronto’s multi-family housing market, Paul is an invaluable service provider with strong connections in the institutional and private capital arenas. Paul’s work has lead to more than 100,000 square feet of lease transactions with total consideration in excess of $25,000,000. Paul helps deliver real estate solutions for companies such as CAPREIT, CHC Student Housing, Adgar Investments & Development, Conundrum Capital, Great West Life, Scotiabank, McDonald's, Moore’s Clothing, MCI Medical and Util-Assist. Paul holds a Business diploma from Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology.

Tel: (416) 205-9222 ext. 241 | Direct: (416) 947-7089

Paul Smith

Senior Vice President vCard

Paul Smith has been in the Commercial Real Estate business since 1976. Upon completing university, Paul joined Knowlton Realty and then later joined JJ Barnicke. In 1991 Paul formed Smith Company Commercial Real Estate Services, which was very successful for 22 years. In mid 2013, Smith Company and Ashlar Urban Realty merged to form a new and synergistic company, which focuses on the leasing and selling of Commercial Real Estate. Paul serves on the Legislative and Regulations Committee for RECO. He is also active in the CCIM and SIOR organization where he participates in their convention activities. Paul has served in the Ivey Alumni Board of Directors from 1998-2010. Paul graduated from the Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario.

Tel: (416) 205-9222 ext. 257 | Direct: (416) 366-5756
  • Sam Buckley Sales Representative
  • Sandy Penacho Sandy Penacho Office Manager
  • Thompson T. Egbo-Egbo Sales Representative &
    Associate
  • Tony Hamilton Tony Hamilton Vice President &
    Sales Representative
  • Zohaid Qureshi Real Estate Analyst

Sam Buckley

Sales Representative vCard

Sam’s concentrated efforts are in Office and Retail Leasing in the downtown and midtown, Toronto markets.  Sam has demonstrated a consistent ability to surpass the needs of his clients through creative problem solving and attention to detail. Previous work history in the international consulting industry, tech start-up and social media sectors lend to a wide range of understanding different business needs and how those impact a given requirement for space. Sam attended Ridley College and Dalhousie University.

Tel: (416) 205-9222 ext. 244 | Direct: (416) 947-7081

Sandy Penacho

Office Manager vCard

Sandy Penacho joined Ashlar Urban Realty in 2010 and is a dedicated professional who mixes her administrative, interpersonal and organizational skills alongside her marketing skills as Ashlar's Office Manager. As CIBC's Head Teller and Customer Service Representative for 5 years, Sandy set high standards of performance for herself which she continues to challenge and raise at Ashlar. It is because of Sandy's harmonious working relationships, organization, and willingness to continuously keep learning that she is able to effectively communicate and execute various team members' and clients' needs on a daily basis.

Tel: (416) 205-9222 ext. 232 | Direct: (416) 947-7083

Thompson T. Egbo-Egbo

Sales Representative & Associate vCard

Thompson, the newest member to join the team at Ashlar Urban brings a unique perspective to the business. His previous work as a freelance musician helped him understand the importance of building healthy and long lasting relationships to ensure one’s business is sustainable. He brings that same care to Ashlar and knows it is one of the things that will help him be successful. Thompson has a Bachelor of Arts from the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts.

Tel: 416 205 9222 ext 238 | Direct Line: 416 947 7086

Tony Hamilton

Vice President & Sales Representative vCard

Tony is an award-winning agent whose main focus is working with landlords, although he also handles the office needs of a select group of tenants. He has consistently been recognized for his sales excellence with Awards of Excellence. Tony has worked in the Commercial Real Estate field for 34 years. He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to this position.

Tel: (416) 205-9222 ext. 228 | Direct: (416) 366-7756

Zohaid Qureshi

Real Estate Analyst vCard

Zohaid works alongside Managing Partner & Broker Jeff Thomas and President & Broker of Record Craig Smith. Zohaid's primary focus is investment analysis, property valuation, due diligence and market research of office, retail, and residential land. He previously worked as a Manager in the Real Estate Group within a Big Four accounting firm and has experience in valuation, due diligence, debt and equity raises, IPOs, and investment analysis in Toronto, Dallas and London, United Kingdom. Zohaid holds a Honours Bachelors of Commerce degree from McMaster University, specializing in Accounting and Finance and also holds a Chartered Accountant designation.

Tel: (416) 205-9222 ext. 229 | Direct: (416) 947-7078

Sam Buckley

Sales Representative vCard

Tel: (416) 205-9222 ext. 244 | Direct: (416) 947-7081

Sandy Penacho

Office Manager vCard

Tel: (416) 205-9222 ext. 232 | Direct: (416) 947-7083

Thompson T. Egbo-Egbo

Sales Representative & Associate vCard

Tel: 416 205 9222 ext 238 | Direct Line: 416 947 7086

Tony Hamilton

Vice President & Sales Representative vCard

Tel: (416) 205-9222 ext. 228 | Direct: (416) 366-7756

Zohaid Qureshi

Real Estate Analyst vCard

Tel: (416) 205-9222 ext. 229 | Direct: (416) 947-7078